Dior presents its Spring/Summer 2023 menswear collection, La Conversation: Part Two, at Paris Fashion Week.
This latest collection, presented by Artistic Director of men’s collections, Kim Jones, looks at the Maison’s creating founder, Christian Dior, in his 75th anniversary of the house. This second part is conceived as a continuation of this conversation, which began as a part one earlier in the year when the Fall/Winter collection was presented.
Christian Dior did not only find passion in the fashion world but when he was younger, he developed a love of nature, which has inspired many Dior moments as well as this latest collection. Kim Jones takes us on a journey through time and space, from Paris to the countryside, to Normandy and Granville, the birthplace of Christian Dior and the home of his legendary garden. Jones also intertwines Bloomsbury Group artist and designer of textiles, Duncan Grant linking his residence in Sussex, and merging the past and present and personal stories of these creatives.
“Granville and Sussex have a similar climate; the weather, the light and the garden tie one place to the other. For both Christian Dior and Duncan Grant, their homes, their gardens, and their private environments were so important for their creativity. it was these meaningful, private spheres that were translated into their work and became public. here, we are mixing the utilitarian, natural and gardening elements with stylised, luxurious, new look facets and Duncan grant artworks in the collection – the private and the public together. There is an idea of the passage of time, the changing weather and light of the seasons, as well as continuity, artistic communities and the legacy of the house of Dior.” Kim Jones
The runway backdrop is a perfect setting to present the collection. The models appear from a house, a replication of Les Rhumbs, Monsieur Dior’s childhood home, and walk through a field of grass and flowers. The apparel and accessories reflect the natural colour pallet from the graduation of Dior greys, pinks and pastels to the utilitarian gardening, walking and fishing greens and blues.
Reclaimed cashmere and double-breasted tailored coats are teamed with tailored shorts with built-in turn-down waistbands and walking shoes. New bar jackets continue, made in semi-transparent silk organza, to reveal the strict traditional masculine construction of the garments underneath.
We discover more from the collection below: